AP: North Dakota Base Could Be Home to Arctic Mission

The Associated Press today wrote about efforts of North Dakota’s two U.S. senators to promote the use of Grand Forks Air Force Base to further peace and stability and increase situational awareness in the Arctic.  With Grand Forks’ main mission now being unmanned aircraft and home to three models including the long-range RQ-4 Global Hawk,  Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. and Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Dean David Deptula called the base “a logical focal point in the northern United States that provides the access and the infrastructure that is already available and operating.”  U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (ND) added that the Global Hawk “can help our military prepare to meet the objective of increasing our awareness of activity in this region.”

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